From the day after Election Day through the end of 2022, Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo’s campaign raised nearly $2 million — a record for a state-level candidate and nearly double what former Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak raised after his victory in the 2018 election.
Lombardo’s massive fundraising haul after his narrow general election victory was driven by maximum contributions of $10,000 from 161 donors, totaling $1.61 million. Major donors included leading members of the state’s powerful gaming industry.
The fundraising boom comes as companies seek to curry favor with the state’s new chief executive, as they have done with previous new governors. Following Sisolak’s 2018 election win, he raised nearly $1.1 million through the end of that year, with major contributions coming from key gaming and development businesses and other Nevada companies.